The Black Keys - Turn Blue
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The Black Keys - Turn Blue

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Turn Blue, The Black Keys‘ eighth studio album, opens with seven minutes of slow burn and eccentric fury. “Weight of Love” is the sort of uproar most bands would save for a big finish. But the Keys – singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney – and their co-producer Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, show their nerve upfront in a mounting tension of acoustic guitar and painted-desert ambience, cut open by Auerbach’s machete-treble twang and battered by Carney’s unhurried John Bonham-like rolls. When Auerbach finally gets to the chorus, he sings it as high-pitched warning (“Don’t give yourself away/To the weight of love”), lined with plenty of gospel-sisters heat...

-Excerpt from David Fricke, Rolling Stone 


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